Pain Points Poll Results

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empire avenue pollI enjoy Empire Avenue. I love the people I’ve met through EAv and I think it has potential to be “Social Media Rocket Fuel” as their tag line claims.  But it’s not there yet.

In fact, the number of new sign-ups has been declining in recent months. And desite more than 20,000 new sign-ups this year, the number of active users (10+ EAv actions in the last week) has declined slightly.  People are leaving EAv faster than they’re coming in, and not many new users stick around very long.

EAv can’t continue like this very long, so a few weeks ago, I created the “Empire Avenue Pain Points Poll” as a way of giving my fellow EAvers a forum to discuss the problems that are frustrating them and causing others to leave.

More than 600 EAvers completed the poll! Woohoo! Thanks to all of you for contributing!  This is the first of several posts delving into the results of poll.

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Top New Empire Avenue Users – July 31, 2012

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Hey EAvers. Just 5 of 67 new users on today’s list…

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Top New Empire Avenue Users – July 30, 2012

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Good morning EAvers. Hope you all had a good weekend. 17 of 77 new users on today’s list.

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Top New Empire Avenue Users – July 29, 2012

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Hi EAvers!  4 of 58 new users from yesterday have a dividend > 0.15e/share and are on today’s list…

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Top New Empire Avenue Stocks – July 28, 2012

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Hi EAvers! EAv being down for a few hours yesterday may have affected new sign-ups.  There were just 52 with 10 making today’s list with a dividend above 0.15…

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Crazy Squirrels, Refunds and Lost Pants

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Empire Avenue was taken offline this afternoon after it was discovered one of their squirrels had gone crazy and messed up some share prices.  When the site came back online a few hours later, not only had all the squirrels returned to their rightful mind, but refunds were issued and a new achievement given out to those affected.

You can see what the achievement looks like below.  And you check for any refunds here. Personally, I got 79 refunds totaling about 41,000e.  How about you?

 

Edit 4:41 PM EST: Dups has posted an explanation of the outage on the EAv blog.

EAv Expected to be Down for an Hour

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At 12:49 PM EST Ric Williams in a comment on the Team Zen FB Group, “Empire Avenue is off line for about an hour, we have had a technical problem with a rogue squirrel! Thanks for catching this folks, we really do appreciate it.”

Ric added further clarification concerning an issue I pointed out yesterday in which hundreds of inactive EAv users saw shareprice gains of 1e or more, “Sorry for the delay, yesterday’s issue was related to accounts reconnecting active Twitter ands Facebook accounts after a period of being disconnected. Today’s issue is a script issue with the squirrel having a hangover…”

Update 4:42 PM EST: Empire Avenue ended up being down for several hours. More info is available in this follow-up post: Crazy Squirrels, Refunds and Lost Pants 

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